Restore the term "Chinese gooseberry"
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The kiwi fruit is a remarkably humble fruit.. However, there is a great injustice being done to it the more we refer to it as such. Originally called "Chinese gooseberries", the fruit was renamed in June 1959, when Jack Turner suggested the name kiwifruit during a Turners and Growers management meeting in Auckland. His idea was adopted and this later became the industry-wide name.
We feel that this is unfair to this noble fruit as they are not native to New Zealand and to name it just because the island also like kiwi birds is, in effect, the same as naming a stolen child "bicycle" because the new parents enjoy cycling.
Please help to end this gross miscarriage of justice by signing the petition and spreading the word about the fantastic Chinese gooseberry ���
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